Runway Report: Valentino SS17

The fash-pack stirred before the Valentino SS17 show commenced; it seemed that onlookers were waiting with bated breath to see what  Pierpaolo Piccioli’s solo debut would bring for the new season. After the design house lost Maria Grazia to Dior, Piccioli was under close watch and he did not disappoint in the slightest.

Drawing inspiration from medieval art and the 70’s and 80’s British designer Zandra Rhodes, Piccioli put on a breathtaking soiree of sorbet colored ready-to-wear. With an equal measure of evening and couture pieces, the designer showcased a few laid back items which we can see working from day to night.

In the sun-drenched Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, a new venue this season walked a pair of salmon-hued devore trousers paired with an oversized white shirt and crossbody chain, an extremely casual, yet well-received take for Valentino. As was the bubblegum pink devore double-breasted pea coat draped over a slipper-satin silk pajama combo.

A standing ovation for Piccioli who has seemed to master his own touch in just one season; what will he think of next.

About the Author

Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji